Music Theory V
After having Professor Lefkowitz for nearly two years, I believe it is necessary for me to say a thing or two about his style of teaching. Firstly, it is important to note the fact that he wrote the textbook for the entire class (Music 20ABC/120ABC). The textbook is poorly written with many mistakes and bad explanations of important concepts. But as for the teacher, Professor Lefkowitz is none other than the epitome of a dogmatic personality. He runs his class like a dictatorship. Even so much that for the first few quarters, he made a point in having one student refer to him as venerated master as a joke that he never let go. With this same concept in mind, his textbook is doctrine. So much that whenever someone contradicts something that he or his textbook says, he immediately dismisses it as false. Even going as so far as making personal attacks on people that he does not like! He totally plays favorites. Once you are on his bad side, he will make a point in proving you wrong through use of his own writing in his own textbook. This teacher is truly impossible to get along with unless you resort to bowing down to his wishes. Another big problem with this professor is his insecurity. In order to make himself feel better about himself, he has his constant self-loathing and useless manipulation of large and extraneous words. But really, “there is little to no depth to what he is saying.” This arrogant and sadistic man has greatly antagonized both me and my colleagues and his academic approach towards music has turned this art form into a dispassionate, tedious mess.